Ultimate Breakfast Quesadilla
I’m not a morning person.
|This is pretty much how I feel every morning.|
I am more than aware that mornings are a strugglefest for most people, especially if you’ve been up late working or playing harder than you should have been. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s hard to get excited about it when you’ve been on a steady diet of instant oatmeal, bagels, and Egg McMuffins. That is why I’d like to introduce you to the Ultimate Breakfast Quesadilla:
If this quesadilla, which is filled with eggs, sausage, spinach, and goat cheese, doesn’t get you psyched about breakfast, I’m not sure what will. If you’re skeptical about putting in this much effort first thing in the morning, trust me, I get it. Mornings are the worst, and we all need as much beauty sleep as possible. So, why should you get up to make breakfast when you could spend 20 extra minutes being a human burrito in the sheets? Because it will give your eyes some extra time to de-puff, and you will head off to work happy, satisfied, and ready to take on the day. I made this for myself this morning,* and my day is already infinitely better than yesterday.**
Unemployed? Excellent. Welcome to the fold. Use this time “between opportunities” to work on your domestic skills. Breakfast is the perfect place to start. Kicking off the day by whipping up this deliciously fancy quesadilla is guaranteed to make you feel productive and give you the positive attitude you need to re-work your resume for the thousandth time. Based on how well your breakfast turns out, feel free to add “amateur chef” to your “skills and personal interests.”
The Ultimate Breakfast Quesadilla is wonderful for many reasons, but the real selling point is its incredible versatility. If you’re hungover (no judgment), it is an excellent meal choice. This magical quesadilla has all of the necessary ingredients to make you feel better, and it won’t leave you nearly as sluggish and bloated as your typical hangover binge (again, no judgment). Let’s be real, it’s essentially a fancy sausage, egg, and cheese. If the tiny bit of green offends your hungover sensibilities, feel free to ditch the spinach. Serve with chilled Gatorade and a side of Advil, and you’ll be good to go.
Thinking about inviting friends over for brunch? What a wonderful idea, you little domestic god/goddess! This blog is clearly starting to rub off on you. Put on something compliment-worthy and serve Ultimate Breakfast Quesadillas with fruit or a mixed green salad. Luckily, these quesadillas pair well with both bloody marys and mimosas, so you’re covered on the cocktail front.
If you really can’t ever be bothered to get this quesadilla going for breakfast, it makes a pretty good dinner option too. I’ve been eating eggs in the evening since before I became a fancy chef, and there’s nothing more comforting than a little breakfast for dinner action. You know it’s true. Just remember, you deserve to start (or end) your day with something as awesome as you are. Breakfast is making a comeback, people. You’re about to become a morning person…
*It was close to noon, but whatever.
** I’ve been successfully plotting my world domination for hours!
Ultimate Breakfast Quesadilla: (Serves 2)
1 tbsp olive oil
Preparing your quesadilla:
-Heat a pan over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp water and your spinach leaves. Saute until the spinach is just wilted. This will take about a minute. Remove the spinach from the pan and set aside. (If necessary, press the spinach between paper towels to remove any excess water.)
-Crumble your sausage (or dice it into small pieces) and place it in a large pan. (Use the same pan from your spinach. Duh.) Cook over medium heat until the sausage is no longer pink.
-In a bowl, combine the eggs, chili flakes (if using), and a pinch of salt. Whisk well.
-Pour the eggs into the pan with the sausage and gently scramble. Add the spinach and mix it into the eggs. When the eggs are cooked (about two minutes), remove them from the pan.
-Heat a tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add a tortilla. Add half of the mozzarella and half of the goat cheese in an even layer. Add the cooked egg mixture and top with the remaining mozzarella and goat cheese.
-Place the second tortilla on top and cook for about three minutes. Carefully flip your quesadilla (this can be both scary and disastrous), and cook on the second side another 2 minutes. Remove from pan, slice into triangles, and enjoy your badass creation!
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